Glossary of Airline Terminology

System Wide Information Management (SWIM)

An advanced technology program designed to facilitate greater sharing of air traffic management (ATM) system information, such as airport operational status, weather information, flight data, status of special-use airspace, and national airspace system (NAS) restrictions. SWIM will support current and future NAS programs by providing flexible and secure information-management architecture for sharing NAS information. SWIM will use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software to support a service-oriented architecture (SOA) that will facilitate the addition of new systems and data exchanges, and increase common situational awareness.

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